>> all this money is going to really help all the local people who have really suffered for, you know, what has it been, eight years? >> reporter: as the kickoff nears, the brother coaches, john and jim harbaugh, fielded questions today before taking the field. >> there's no better coach than the national football league than this guy sitting right here. >> well, jack harbaugh, he's pretty darn good. >> that's true. >> reporter: no matter which team you're rooting for. >> nothing finer than being a 49er. >> go reasons! >> reporter: there's little doubt, everyone is cheering for new orleans. could anything make this super bowl weekend better? >> if the saints were in it. >> if the saints were in it, that would be the only awesome thing. >> reporter: well, they couldn't make that happen this year, but crowds are pouring into the city tonight. and while this game is still 48 hours away, no surprise here, brian. celebrations are already well under way. >> with helicopters overhead, janet shamlian lucky enough to be in the big easy this weekend. thank you. sad news from texas tonight that the beloved bush family dog, barney, has died.